Politics has a strange effect on people.
I’m stunned at how many people can’t let go of Donald Trump. They cling to him like a life raft in an ocean of uncertainty.
I’m not talking about Trump’s supporters, but about those who hate him passionately. Those who suffer from what is known as “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
Most Trump supporters have moved on. They accept the reality he’d be too old for the presidency in four years. He’d be 78 by then, and no one that age should be subjected to the pressures of the presidency. This includes the current 78-year-old White House occupant.
But the dedicated Trump haters can’t move on. They obsess over revenge fantasies which they dishonestly call “justice.” Against Trump, and everyone they believe wasn’t sufficiently anti-Trump while he was in office — or now.
Without Trump to hate and focus on, they’d have to look closely at what they put in the White House, which would not be comforting. They don’t dare take off their anti-Trump spectacles and look with objective eyes.
Pointing this out gets me called a Trump supporter, which shows the depth of their self-deception.
On the “other side” are those who can’t let go of “Q.” If you aren’t familiar with “Q” don’t dig in to it unless you have spare time and mental health to waste.
No matter how badly the Q predictions missed, those who are desperate to believe in “The Plan” only remember the predictions that — by coincidence and sheer numbers — appear to have been right. In other words, it is like a carnival psychic or a horoscope. You’ll see whatever truth you fool yourself into seeing and forget about the misses.
Even outside these extremes, politics makes otherwise normal people support things they’d never consider doing personally because of their morals.
This isn’t new. It’s been the same as long as people have entertained the belief that it’s OK to try to govern each other in addition to themselves.
Politics doesn’t look good on anyone. There must be something addictive about it, though. People keep trying it on in various guises. The strange political obsessions of this year will fade away, only to be replaced with different strange beliefs in future years.
People will continue to imagine their own political beliefs are reasonable and the political beliefs of others are delusional. It’s as predictable as the tides.